Project Greenlight aims to accelerate this transition by using challenge-based calls for innovation that enable public and private enterprises (our members) to rapidly source, screen and onboard solutions. In short, we connect enterprises and innovators to build sustainable, resilient and strong communities for everyone.
We’re looking for driven, focused and creative technology leaders to pilot their solutions atop some of the region’s largest infrastructure networks, including stormwater systems, energy hubs, transit systems, municipal vehicle fleets and commercial real estate portfolios.
Our members include public and private enterprises across Metro Vancouver that manage at least $1 billion in assets, including buildings, fleets, energy grids and industrial facilities. These organizations share a common vision to meet ambitious goals and innovation agendas by demonstrating and deploying technology through a more collaborative, streamlined process.
Project Greenlight is part of an overarching strategy to unite the region’s public and private enterprises, enhance Vancouver’s green and smart-city brand, and make a positive economic and environmental impact.
Project Greenlight was created by Vancouver Economic Commission, supported by program delivery partner Foresight, and sponsored by PacificCAN. The initiative launched in 2021 with founding members FortisBC, TransLink, City of Vancouver, City of New Westminster and QuadReal introducing open and targeted challenges intended to advance their sustainable, smart and digital goals. Project Greenlight recently welcomed City of Coquitlam to the program with the launch of the Sustainable Coquitlam open call.